Educational Projects

Heroes in My Backyard

When we think of World Wars I and II, we automatically think of its famed infantrymen. But what about the unsung heroes of these two conflicts?

This project encouraged high school students to think about the vital roles played by First Nations, women and visible minorities in World Wars I and II, and to discover – or rediscover – heroes whose contribution we may have forgotten. Close to 2,000 people have been reached through this educational program.

Make a Change

School: Laurentian Regional High School, Lachute, Quebec
Teacher: Robin Vero
Author: Monique Polak
Filmmaker: Charmaine Ciano
Subject explored: Women

Memories

School: Heritage Regional High School, St-Hubert, Quebec
Teacher: Mary Eva
Playwright: Jesse Stong
Filmmaker: Charmaine Ciano
Subject explored: Women

Sorry

School: Howard S. Billings High School, Chateauguay, Quebec
Teacher: Sayard Chartrand
Playwright: Jesse Stong
Filmmaker: Charmaine Ciano
Subjects explored: Women and First Nations

Trouble on the Bridge

School: Kahnawake Survival School, Kahnawake, Quebec
Teachers: Jocelyn Dockerty, Krissy Goodleaf and Heather White
Playwright: Fanny La Croix
Filmmaker: Charmaine Ciano
Subjects explored: Women and First Nations

Straight Colours

School: Selwyn House, Westmount, Quebec
Teachers: Bill Bedard and Jon Merritt
Playwright: Fanny La Croix
Filmmaker: Charmaine Ciano
Subject explored: Children (boys and girls) left behind

Black Soldier

School: Westmount High School, Westmount, Quebec
Teacher: Sean Garrety
Playwright: Jesse Stong
Filmmaker: Frederic Bohbot
Subject explored: Visible Minorities

Nana Goes to War

School: Westmount High School, Westmount, Quebec
Teacher: Sean Garrety
Playwright: Jesse Stong
Filmmaker: Frederic Bohbot
Subject explored: Women

Project Coordinator: Lisanne Gamelin

For more information: lisanne.gamelin@bluemetropolis.org

 

Thanks to our partners!

Partenaires financiers Heroes in My Backyard